I was at the Bike Station for a meeting today. It’s been a while since I visited, and the organisation has been through some pretty tough times since then, losing funding for some of their projects, and very sadly having to let go of some staff. But they’re looking forward positively, working hard, and the new layout of the Bike Station building at their home in Causewayside looks really great.
I always find myself eyeing up the bikes for sale when I go in there, and there were some beauties for sale today when I went in there today. I very nearly bought one on the spot – a red “Paper Bike”, designed and built in Scotland. It cycles like a dream on the flat, and since my main ride everyday is along the canal…but I’ll have to check with the missus first.
In fact, they’ve got EIGHT of them for sale for £350 (RRP new is £740) The other bikes that caught my eye was a vintage Raleigh Lenton Marque III for £110, which is beautiful, but needs a bit of work.
Also for sale at the moment, a massive carry freedom trailer ideal for carrying a canoe, and two ex-demo Burley kiddie trailers going for £420 and £340 respectively.
If your interested in any of these, the Bike Stations new opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, with Fix-My-Bike sessions on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Get down there, bag yourself a bike bargain – and show your support for this great social enterprise!